Don Mueang Airport Informational Guide to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) - Non Official

Don Mueang Airport Taxi

Get to Bangkok city centre within 30 minutes by taxi from Don Mueang Airport.

How to book a taxi

Don Mueang Airport has a special taxi management system which allows you to book a taxi and wait for it at the waiting areas, where you can entertain meanwhile. There is also a special queue for both disabled passengers and monks.

You can get to the special taxi management system desk by following the signs from any of the Airport terminals.

Scams

For your safety, use only the official and metered taxis, since there might be scams waiting for you in Don Mueang Airport.

There is a 50-baht surcharge for the registered taxis, which means they are official taxis and agrees to use the meter.

Location

Taxi ranks are available outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall.

Fares

Estimated fare for a single ride to Bangkok city centre (Siam Area) from Don Mueang Airport is around THB 200.

Fares to other popular destinations within Bangkok:

-  To Suvarnabhumi Airport: THB 350
-  To Hua Lamphong (Bangkok Railway Station): THB 210
-  To Phra Khanong (Sukhumvit): THB 220

Tuk – Tuk

It is a popular and cheap way of transport and also an iconic element of Bangkok’s daily life.

There has been a big discussion around the tuk-tuk fares regarding taxis as you can find contradictory opinions about the price of a single ride since they don’t use meters.

The most common complain about tuk-tuk drivers is that they make unexpected stops in order to make you purchase some items from any of the stores they stop to. Since they get benefits, final fare could be higher than expected as the ride will last longer.

Fares

As tuk-tuks don’t have meters, before riding one you should agree a fare with the driver.

Average offered prices goes around THB 110 to 120.

Tips to ride a Tuk-Tuk in Bangkok

- Fares can vary considerably according to distance, time of the day, traffic, etc. A regular short trip should cost you no more than THB 30.

- You should negotiate fares with the driver since he will surcharge you, especially if you’re a tourist. Try to negotiate between 5 to 15 THB off from the proposed fare.

- Don’t take a tuk-tuk during the following hours: 07:00 am to 09:00 am and from 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm, which are the peak hours of the city and it is most likely you get stuck in a traffic jam.

- Take them for short trips as they are ideal in terms of fares and velocity to move through Bangkok.

ridesharING SERVICES 

Grab is available at Don Mueang Airport.

Transfers

To get safe and sound to your destination, book a transfer at Don Mueang Airport.